I did meet my second goal to at least start painting the models by Friday. I spent some time going back and forth on color and wash combinations on this one, so it took me longer to figure it out. Except for some highlighting (a skill that I'm still trying to develop), the first model is completed. Now that I know the colors, I can move a bit faster - Next goal is to have AT LEAST half the squad finished by next Friday (what can I say? I'm a very busy person).
I decided to keep it simple, in order to stay with the concept that at this point, the Crimson Fists are pretty spartan in their armor and equipment due to the heavy losses incurred on Rynn's World.